Former Kaduna Central Senator, Shehu Sani has condemned the ill-treatment of Nigerians and other Africans at the Ukraine-Poland border.
At least four thousand Nigerians and many others from African nations are stranded in Ukraine and are denied entry into Poland.
Ukrainian police and security personnel have also refused to allow Nigerians and other Africans to board buses and trains heading towards the Ukraine-Poland border.
The chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) asked the Ukrainian security operatives to treat Nigerians and other Africans with respect regardless of the colour of their skin.
Senator Sani described the security operatives who discriminated against the stranded immigrants as insane.
He wrote: “Racial discrimination against Nigerians & other Africans in Ukraine; it’s tragic to learn that even in the midst of war, the skin colour of some victims can place them in a ‘deeper’ disadvantageous position than others. Those who discriminate are as insane as those who invade.”
Sani’s comments come hours after President Muhammadu Buhari slammed Ukrainian and Polish officials for maltreating Nigerians and Africans at the Ukraine-Poland border.
In a statement through his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, Buhari said Nigerians and other Africans have the same right to the safe passage under the UN Convention.
The Nigerian leader said everyone should be treated equally irrespective of the colour of their passport or their skin.